Brian Jarvi [NRA 2018]



First name: Brian ;
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Last name:
Jarvi ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
2018 ;
  n/a ;


Brian Jarvi was born February 15, 1956, in Floodwood, Minnesota. His father Ralph worked for the Great Northern Railroad. His mother Virginia, a talented artist, chose to be a homemaker, raising their nine children. As far back as he can remember, Brian was drawing and sketching, encouraged by his gifted mother.

His fascination of the natural world, and his passion for art gradually merged, and his lifelong dream of becoming a professional wildlife artist was fulfilled in 1985, when at the age of 29, he won the Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Competition. Jarvi’s success continued the following year when he won the Minnesota Pheasant Stamp contest, making him the first artist in history to win the two competitions in consecutive years. In 1988, Jarvi made the decision to end his 13 year career with the Burlington Northern Railroad to become a full time artist.





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December 23, 2019

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